Tubular heaters for an accurate and economical heating

Tubular heaters are flexible tubular heating elements that come in many different forms and sizes, and can be made of different materials. They are installed in many electric appliances, such as boilers, washing machines, dryers, coffee machines etc. They can be used in applications both for commercial or industrial use. Roughly, they are used for heating different mediums, such as liquids, air, oils, fuels, chemicals, as well as tools, devices, machines and so on. There are different versions of tubular heaters available, depending on their use. For example, their characteristics vary according to the boiler or water heater type they are used in. One of their main advantages is that they are able to apply precise amount of heat to a particular area. These heaters are a perfect choice if you seek a safe, efficient and economical heating solution. Their effectiveness can be even increased with add-ons, such as thermostats, timers and similar accessories. Tubular heaters with thermostats guarantee precise operation when you need it, so you don’t waste any heat.

Tubular heaters are flexible tubular heating elements

Tubular radiant heaters for uniform heat distribution

Tubular radiant heaters transmit heat (infrared energy) to objects or people, which absorb the heat and transmit it to their surroundings. This way, the elements and persons in the room are heated, similar to the way sun heats the Earth. This kind of heat is not affected by the wind and cannot be blown away, because there is no heating of air. Tubular radiant heaters emit very pleasant heat and maintain the same temperature, which results in a cosy and enjoyable environment for everyone – the staff, customers etc. Besides being a great heating solution for people, they are used in many different applications and industrial processes, such as food warming, freeze protection, tempering, annealing, heat treating, adhesive drying, thermoforming, paint and epoxy curing etc. Usually, they are made of stainless steel, however, for higher temperatures, a more resistant material is used, such as nickel-chromium alloy. Another custom solution is a flange tubular heater that consists of a number of heating units that are bent in a hairpin shape and fused to flanges via welding. These immersion heaters are used in pressurized vessels or tanks. If the customers desire, thermostats, electrical protection or similar elements can be integrated.

Finned tubular heaters for more efficiency

Finned tubular heaters consist of numerous fins made of stainless steel, which form a spiral that is integrated with the surface of the element. This way, the convection area of air and gas is increased. Straight or bent into U-shapes, these finned heating elements enable better energy use in comparison to other types of heaters. Finned tubular heaters can be applied to ventilation and air conditioning systems, drying cabinets, drying furnaces, pre-heating units, duct heaters etc. When applied to corrosive or humid environments, protective coating of the heater is necessary. A cautious installation of the heater is required when conditions of use include vibration, ignitable or poisonous media. Thanks to its finned structure, this type of heating solution has a larger lifespan and is less prone to damage.

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Renowned tubular heaters manufacturers

Among tubular heaters manufacturers, Vimosa d.o.o. is one of the most renowned companies in the field. They specialise in the production of a variety of heating elements, designed in order to fit the customer’s needs. Vimosa is known for state-of-the-art design and manufacturing skills. Their client can choose between tubular heaters made within a wide range of outside diameters (6.5 mm, 8.5 mm, 10 mm, 12.5 mm, and 16 mm) and a voltage up to 600 V. In regard to the heating purpose, proper material for the heater is chosen.